(Vallejo, California – September 14, 2020) California State University Maritime Academy earned multiple accolades in U.S. News and World Report’s 2021 Best Colleges survey, maintaining its top spot in the ranking of public colleges in the western region, according to the annual publication released today. In addition to being ranked #1 among western public colleges again this year, Cal Maritime earned the #2 spot for regional colleges in the west, and #46 for best undergraduate engineering degree among non-doctorate-earning institutions. The engineering degree ranking reflects an improved standing over the previous year, when Cal Maritime’s program earned a #68 ranking.

Here’s a summary of the Cal Maritime’s 2021 US News’ standing:

Top Public Schools - Regional Colleges (West)  1

Regional Colleges (West)  2

Best Undergraduate Engineering - No Doctorate  46

“We are gratified to learn of Cal Maritime’s high standing once again in US News’ annual survey”, says Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Lori Schroeder. “It confirms what we’re seeing on our campus—engaged cadets living and learning each day from our talented and deeply committed faculty. Though the Covid-19 environment is a challenging one, our goal of preparing our student body for lives of relevance and purpose remains unaltered.”

Established in 1929, California State University Maritime Academy is the only degree-granting maritime academy on the West Coast. Located in Vallejo, California, the campus serves nearly 1,000 students and offers undergraduate degrees preparing students for careers in engineering, transportation, international relations, business, and global logistics. The new oceanography degree program launched in the fall of 2020. Cal Maritime also offers a master’s degree in Transportation and Engineering Management, as well as a number of extended learning programs and courses.